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Whatcha Gonna Do? By Burton Crane – Catchy Or Corny?

May 23, 2012 07:00 AM by Lisa Princ

The new season of America’s Got Talent on NBC got off to a great start this week and last week, with many comical, incredible, and awful auditions. The one that seems to be attracting the most buzz however, is 77-year-old Burton Crane, who rocked out to his own lyrics with Whatcha Gonna Do? But, was it corny or catchy? The verdict is in, and if you missed the performance, we have the video for your entertainment!

Monday night on America’s Got Talent, we all met 77-year-old Burton Crane. Burton deemed himself the “grandfather of rap,” as he claimed that he has been rapping since way back to 1970 something. Burton took the stage in what we thought was a joke, carrying what appeared to be one of those children’s Casio keyboard toys. As Burton began to sing, the crowd booed and the judges were not amused, but slowly, everyone began to sing along with Burton. By the end of the performance, Burton Crane won over the crowd and the judges, giving him a ticket to Vegas.

We were left wondering what the heck the judges were thinking. I mean, we have seen this sort of thing before – remember General Larry Platt from American Idols ninth season? If you don’t, you may remember Pants On The Ground, the tune that we were all singing the next morning, and the reason most of us can even remember his name. Fact of the matter is though, while Pants On The Ground was catchy, Larry did not make it through to the next round on American Idol, so why did Burton get through on America’s Got Talent?

The verdict is in, and all the buzz about Burton Crane on the internet appears to be great – folks love this guy. Has Burton Crane won you over, or is he just plain corny? Check out his audition below, and then let me know what you think by commenting!

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3 Responses to “Whatcha Gonna Do? By Burton Crane – Catchy Or Corny?”

  1. Terry Says:
    June 6th, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    I think he is really a cute old guy and I hope he can make a lot of money with his rapping. I love him. Remember Ray Stevens? His songs were ridiculous and people love him.

  2. Con Says:
    June 12th, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Well, the thing is that his songs were very nice! However, I think people judge way too quickly when they see old people doing what they love and they do it very well. I mean old people had much more experience at many things and they could be good. Well, people are different from others, so don’t compare some certain people out there, who didn’t make into things or something like that. Well, I think it is catchy a bit, but this is just not like other rapping that is way too fast, but it has that rhythm in it. Everyone is different, so I don’t care what people say back to this comment. Some people might not realize that this rapping was pretty nice. I just hope he gets a good life of his talent, rapping. [ Maybe that's his talent.]

  3. PiPELiNE Says:
    October 26th, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    There is an age limit on Idol. The judges werent allowed to send through General Larry Platt.


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